dissemination

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From Latin dissēminātus (broadcast), past participle of dissēmināre, from dis- (in all directions) + sēmināre (to plant or propagate), from sēmen, sēminis (seed).

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dissemination (countable and uncountable, plural disseminations)

  1. The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, pages 254-255:
      There was a third class, small indeed when compared to those vast multitudes actuated by fanaticism or interest, but destined to exercise the most beneficial and lasting influence—the reflecting and theoretic few, who saw in universal freedom the only tie between man and his kind—the only rational hope whereon to ground the dissemination of equitable principles among the human race.

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dissemination (uncountable)

  1. dissemination, diffusion